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Hot Flash FAQs
When it comes to hot flashes, the most commonly asked question is: how do I get them to stop? But you might have some other questions as well – read on! How Do I Know if I’m Having Hot Flashes? The short answer is that you’ll know! However, each woman experiences hot flashes differently. They can ... read more
Why do I need a colposcopy?
Catching a medical problem early is the best possible scenario. If your doctor has spotted something unusual during your gynecological exam or you have had an abnormal pap smear, a colposcopy can do just that. What is a colposcopy? A colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your vulva, vagina, and cervix for signs of disease. ... read more
Think You Know Your Period?
Your grandmother maybe called it “the curse.” When you were little you may have overheard adult women talking about a visit from “Aunt Flo.” Now that you’re an adult yourself, you’re very familiar with your period. Actually, women have around 450 periods in their lifetime, so you’re on a first-name basis, no doubt. But here ... read more
If you’re a woman, odds are you’ve had at least one yeast infection in your life. Overall, three out of four women will have a yeast infection over their lifetime. While usually harmless, but annoying, infrequent yeast infections are not a big deal. But, if you have frequent yeast infections, we should see you at ... read more
Understanding Your Colposcopy
January’s blog discussed Pap tests and the instances of abnormal results. These results usually signal changes in the growth of cervical cells, but they are still usually benign. But they can be a signal of future problems that can lead to cancer. For that reason, we may want to perform a follow-up test called a ... read more
As women, we’re well versed in our menstrual cycles. When you think that over our lifetime, the average woman will have around 450 periods (ugh!) there isn’t a lot of mystery to our monthly cycle. At Women’s Health Medical Group all we do is women’s health. So let’s see if you know these four facts ... read more
Understanding Your Colposcopy
We take pap smears every day at Women’s Health Medical Group. This standard test of any gynecological exam is used as a screening tool for cervical cancer. Sometimes these tests return abnormal results. While this usually signals changes in the growth of cervical cells, they are still usually benign. But they can be a signal ... read more
Do You Know Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects 5 million U.S. women, 200 million women worldwide, but many women have no idea just what it is. Endometriosis isn’t usually dangerous, but it can be quite painful and can lead to infertility. While there is no cure for the disease, we can treat your symptoms at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is ... read more
Why You Need HPV Vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. In fact it is the most common sexually transmitted disease. You may confuse it with HIV and HSV (herpes), but it’s different. We provide HPV vaccinations at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is HPV? There are more than 40 different kinds of HPV. Some of those ... read more
Minimally Invasive Tubal Sterilization
Minimally invasive surgery is changing all kinds of procedures. It reduces scarring, trauma, blood loss, and the need for pain medication. Recovery is far faster and easier, usually just a couple weeks. At Women’s Health Medical Group, we use minimally invasive methods when possible when performing tubal sterilization for our patients. What is Tube Sterilization? ... read more